The ingenious, the ludicrously priced and the plain absurd…
We’re gluttons for pens, pencils and stationary, so Cross’s latest pen immediately bewitched us. Coming in at an insensibly priced £225 (a reminder that this is a ballpoint pen), your days of losing pens are at an end, with a built-in tracking device, which it is claimed can even help you if it’s stolen…providing the thief is within 100 feet of you. Customer reviews do seem to be a little concerned that the mechanics only allow for a dribble of ink to fit inside but it’s a classy-looking beast
Mr Porter’s website is excellent for alerting you to things you had no idea you didn’t need. Of the selection of watch winders they have on offer, we were inevitably drawn to the most expensive. We can’t work out how it works, why you’d need one or how quickly you can mangle an expensive time-piece with it but for just under £5000, we assume absolutely nothing can go wrong
In the avalanche of new headphones which descend upon us with alarming regularity have blinkered us to the sad passing of the MP3 player. We’re strongly opposed to listening to music on your phone but a dedicated portable jukebox always felt like a good thing. With Apple only keeping the i-Pod Touch in production, a poor relation to their classic model, Astell & Kern have launched an absolutely beautiful-looking contraption, with the look of an oil baron’s Zippo lighter and the specs of an entirely passable home computer. Spend your pound/dollar change from $3500 wisely.